Archive for August 31st, 2009

I am pleased to announce that the City of Amsterdam will receive $10.6 million to support the planning, design and construction for a major upgrade of the City’s existing water treatment plant, which is over 30 years old and cannot meet current standards. The work includes a new sedimentation/clarification process to improve pre-filter solids removal, a new ultraviolet (UV) disinfection system; a new carbon contact system for taste and odor control, corrosion control treatment and a multi-level intake system at the City’s Steele Reservoir.

The City has also received a $400,000 grant from the New York State Office of Community Renewal under the Community Development Block Grant program. This grant will be used for the Bridge Street reconstruction project and will offset a portion of the cost of burying or relocating utility lines along Bridge Street. Our goal is to make Bridge Street more attractive and to enhance the ambiance and historic character of the area. This funding will be used in conjunction with several other grants which have been obtained by the City for the Bridge Street project, including a $500,000 Federal transportation grant, a $125,000 grant from the New York State Department of State, and a $150,000 grant from the Amsterdam Industrial Development Agency.

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